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This Student Lost Her Driving License So Bought a Barbie Jeep Instead

When Tara Monroe, an industrial engineering student at the University of Texas, had her licence suspended for driving under the influence, she didn’t let that stop her. 

Instead of walking, taking a bus or investing in a bike, Monroe decided to buy a $60 Barbie Jeep.

“Riding a bike around campus sucks. Like really sucks” she told My San Antonio, a local newspaper. 

Tara has named her Jeep Charlene. 

via MySA / Tara Monroe

via MySA / Tara Monroe

Other students have been spotting her cruising around campus. 

“It goes pretty fast when it’s just me, so I usually make [my friends] walk behind me like parents taking their kid out to play,” she has said. “I’m just happy everyone thinks this is so hilarious.”

via MySA / Tara Monroe

via MySA / Tara Monroe

Tara said: “Basically, it was the best decision I’ve made in college”

And we can see why.